Class Notes: 1/13/2021
Smyrna, the pivot for SPQR, and The Doctrine of Historical Trends part 10
James 1:19-20; You know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
John 3:19-20; "This is the condemnation, that the truth has come into the world, and people loved the lie rather than the truth, because their deeds were evil.
20 "because everyone who does evil hates the truth, and does not come to the truth for fear that their evil deeds will be exposed.
Jer 17:9 (NET) The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
One of satan's biggest lies is that people are basically good. God's word says that no one is righteous not even one. Rom 3:10;
Eccles 8:8; No man has authority to control the wind, the weather or the climate, or authority over the day of death; there is no discharge in the midst of a battle, and evil people will not be rescued by their evil deeds.,, they sow the wind And they will reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7a;
Eccles 8:11; Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
Isa 59:14-16; Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.
v15 Yes, truth is lacking; And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey. Now the Lord saw, And it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.
v16 And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him.
We must never forget who the real enemy is.
Eph 6:10-12; Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His omnipotence.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
The people who oppose God's Word of truth are deceived so they are the devil's stooges.
John 8:44-47; "You (the ruling class) are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."
Satan's stooges always criticize, accuse and blaspheme and kill God's messengers.
Matt 23:33-34; "You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of the lake of fire? 34 "Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute chasing them from city to city.
Luke 22:65; And they (satan's stooges) also accused Him of many other things, blaspheming Him
Never forget that what satan and his minions believe is "truth" is always a lie. Never ever give them any quarter never ever consider anything that they say as truth because it never is truth even if it seems like it is because they use truth to advance their false narrative.
John Adams said that our Constitution was made only for a moral religious people it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. This means that if voters become democrat socialist tyranny will be necessary because the Constitution is totally inadequate to restrain lawless socialists that are desecrating our country today.
Every nation is only one generation away from tyranny and we are in that generation. Deception from the false narrative is not an excuse because people who are deceived choose to be deceived. This means that for good or for bad, for freedom or for tyranny, in the USA, the voters are responsible.
We are in a study on Smyrna, the base of the pivot power for the first gentile client nation SPQR. This took us to a study of the doctrine of the edification complex of the soul.
Just before we stopped last time we had noted the floors of the edification complex of the soul.
The foundation is the doctrine eternal salvation on the basis of Jesus Christ. 1Cor 3:11;
The first floor is the perception of doctrine under operation z resulting in consistent post salvation renovation of the thinking.
The second floor is understanding the uniqueness of the Church Age from a dispensational orientation to God's plan for human history.
The third floor is the deployment of the problem solving devices that are the sine que non for experiential Christianity in the devil's world.
As you understand and function under these problem solving devices, you become spiritually self-sustaining and you function under the privacy of your priesthood to resolve your own problems, including the greatest problems in life. This is where spiritual self-esteem is parlayed in to spiritual autonomy.
There are only two ways whereby problems are properly resolved: through the use of the ten problem solving devices, and through cognizance of specific principles God's Word.
Fourth floor: Spiritual self-esteem, the first stage of spiritual adulthood.
Fifth floor: Spiritual autonomy, the second stage of spiritual adulthood.
Sixth floor: Spiritual maturity, the point at which believers execute the protocol plan of God.
Seventh floor: The believer functions as an invisible hero.
The moment you personally believed in Jesus Christ, a foundation was constructed, comprised of the forty things from God. This is the foundation that is Jesus Christ.
2 Tim 2:19; "Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal; the Lord knows those who are His."
1Cor 3:11; "No one can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
The foundation is constructed on the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross that include redemption, propitiation, reconciliation, imputation, and justification.
The foundation is constructed instantly in the zeptosecond that we believe in Christ. Again, the foundation is comprised of the forty things we receive at the point of our salvation.
One of the forty things we receive is eternal life.
John 3:15, "Whosoever believes in Him shall never perish, but have eternal life."
John 3:16, "For God loved the world so much that He gave His uniquely-born Son that anyone who believes in Him should never perish but have eternal life."
1 John 5:11-13, "This is the deposition: God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has this (eternal) life; He who does not have the Son does not have this (eternal) life. These things I have written to you who believe in the person of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life."
John 6:47, "Truly, truly I say to you: he who believes in Me has eternal life."
The first floor is where the renovation of the thinking begins with the perception, metabolization, and application of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age. It is the function of operation Z in the conversion of doctrinal information from gnosis into epignosis.
The second floor is comprised of the unique characteristics of the Church Age, called dispensational orientation. Church Age believers have spiritual assets that believers in other dispensations do not possess. This is why in the Church Age there is so much emphasis placed on the spiritual development of the individual autonomous believer.
The baptism of the Spirit results in the creation of a new spiritual species and the royal family of God. Cognition of being a new spiritual species makes you aware of the tremendous requirements related to your spiritual life.
As a member of the royal family of God, you have the unique spiritual power system that Jesus himself modeled as a prototype. Heb 12:2-3;
God's protocol plan for the Church is unique and it only for the royal family of God. A phenomenal portfolio of invisible assets belongs to each one of us as royal family of God.
For the first time in history, every believer, regardless of their background, attainments or lack of attainments, handicaps, success, or any other distinguishing human factor, has equality that is established by God. This is the only place where equality exists.
Only God can make men equal. It is impossible for man to make men equal, as the communist socialists allege. Man can provide limited temporal liberty, but liberty plus freedom always manufactures inequality.
Equality originates with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The first time anyone is equal is the moment when they believe in Jesus Christ, and are entered into union with Christ.
Equality only exists for that moment. Spiritual freedom means that immediately after salvation, stratification among believers immediately begins to develop. Believers with positive volition become winners; believers with negative volition become losers.
Under election, we have equal privilege in our royal priesthood and equal opportunity from logistical grace). Under predestination, we have equal privilege in union with Christ, as a member of the new spiritual species that comprises God's royal family and equal opportunity inside God's operational spiritual power system.
Liberty plus freedom guarantees and manufactures inequality. Some believers will receive God's Word of truth, advance to maturity and become winners. Some believers will use their free will to reject God's Word of truth, fail to advance and become losers.
Only God can create equality. Only once in all of history has God created equality, and that is through the baptism of the Spirit in the Church Age.
That's why we have no right to racial discrimination or inferiority or superiority complexes. Every born again believer has exactly the same status, in Christ, as a member of God's royal family.
We have our unique royal commissions: royal priesthood and royal ambassadorship. We have the unique mystery doctrines of the Church Age. Every member of the Trinity indwells every believer. This never previously existed in history.
We have the unique availability of divine power. Never before in history has divine omnipotence been available for every believer to use. The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our portfolio of invisible assets.
The omnipotence of God the Son is related to the perpetuation of history and preservation of the universe. Furthermore, Jesus Christ guarantees the protection of the positive believer for the fulfillment of His will.
The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is related to the ministry of the Spirit in God's operational spiritual power system.
The Church Age is the first time in history when there are no prophecies to be fulfilled. These means that there is no limit on any believer's freedom.
There are only two prophecies related to the Church Age, and they relate to its termini: the baptism of the Spirit began the Church Age, and the Rapture of the Church will terminate the Church Age. Everything in between is a matter free volition the resultant historical trends.
Historical trends are based on the principle of freedom that states that as goes the believer, so goes the client nation to God. If there is a large pivot, there is prosperity. If there is a decline of the pivot, there is loss of prosperity and potentially even loss of the client nation. That is what is at risk in the USA at this time.
This is the dispensation of invisible heroes. Visible heroes in this dispensation are related to the laws of divine establishment. Invisible heroes are believers who invisibly execute God's protocol plan.
No believer ever advances in God's protocol plan apart from dispensational orientation.
The third floor is made up of the problem solving devices: rebound, the filling of the Spirit, the faith-rest drill, grace orientation, doctrinal orientation, personal love for God the Father which is motivational virtue, impersonal love for all mankind which is functional virtue, +H or sharing the happiness of God, a personal sense of destiny, and occupation with the person of Christ as the priority solution.
The fourth floor is spiritual self-esteem characterized by cognitive self-confidence.
Here is where you begin to apply and use Bible doctrine. Whereas before you grabbed Bible promises and used them, now you grab whole chunks of doctrine and use them. This is where your spiritual life becomes very powerful.
Suffering for blessing begins in spiritual self-esteem, specifically providential preventative suffering. Spiritual self-esteem plus providential preventative suffering equals spiritual autonomy.
We do not advance past spiritual self-esteem unless we pass the four tests of providential preventative suffering: people testing, thought testing, system testing, and undeserved suffering testing.
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